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European Championship (Women) Tournament

Kateryna Lagno9/12(+6 -0 =6)[games]
Nadezhda Kosintseva9/12(+6 -0 =6)[games]
Yelena Dembo8.5/12(+5 -0 =7)[games]
Silvia Alexieva8.5/12(+5 -0 =7)[games]
Elena Zaiatz8.5/12(+5 -0 =7)[games]
Elina Danielian8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Nino Khurtsidze8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Lilit Mkrtchian8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Tatiana Kononenko8/12(+4 -0 =8)[games]
Zhaoqin Peng8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Jovanka Houska8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Svetlana Matveeva8/12(+4 -0 =8)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Maka Purtseladze8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Monika Socko8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Marie Sebag8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Marta (Zielinska) Michna8/12(+7 -3 =2)[games]
Viktorija Cmilyte7.5/12(+6 -3 =3)[games]
Tatiana Kosintseva7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Lela Javakhishvili7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Irina Vasilevich7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Evgenija Ovod7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Natalia Zdebskaja7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Ekaterina Korbut7.5/12(+7 -4 =1)[games]
Maia Lomineishvili7.5/12(+6 -3 =3)[games]
Almira Skripchenko7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Cristina-Adela Foisor7.5/12(+6 -3 =3)[games]
Anna Ushenina7.5/12(+6 -3 =3)[games]
Irina Turova7.5/12(+4 -1 =7)[games]
Natasa Bojkovic7.5/12(+6 -3 =3)[games]
* (162 players total; 130 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Championship (Women) (2005)

The 6th European Women's Championship was a 163-player 12-round Swiss tournament in Chisinau, Moldova, 11-24 June 2005, with a rest day on 19 June (after Round 8) and a day for playoffs on 24 June. It was organized by the Chess Federation of Moldova under the aegis of the European Chess Union. The first 18 players would qualify for the World Championship tournament next year. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 15 more minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. If players were tied for medals or qualifying places, the ties would be broken by a knockout system, each match consisting of two Rapid games (15 min + 10 sec) and if necessary two Blitz games (5 min + 2 sec) and an Armageddon game. Prize fund: $44,000 (minus FIDE & ECU taxes). Tournament director: Feodor Skripchenko. Chief arbiter: Werner Stubenvoll. Number of games played: 972 Classical + 28 Rapid + 14 Blitz + 4 Armageddon = 1018.

Kateryna Lagno (aged 15) beat Kosintseva in the tiebreak match for 1st place. Yelena Dembo beat Alexieva (Collas) and Zaiatz in the matches for 3rd place. There were also tiebreak matches for World Championship qualification between 12 of the 16 players with 7.5/12, from which Skripchenko, Ushenina and Bojkovic qualified. After the playoffs, 26 players including eight pre-qualified players were ready for participation in the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2006). Tiebreak games: 6th EU-ChW playoffs (2005).


Official site:
Tiebreak results:

Previous: European Championship (Women) (2004). Next: European Championship (Women) (2006). See also European Championship (2005)

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 854  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Kosintseva vs R Eidelson  1-0442005European Championship (Women)B25 Sicilian, Closed
2. A C Calotescu vs N Dzagnidze  0-1472005European Championship (Women)A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
3. I Gaponenko vs V Tarasova  0-1622005European Championship (Women)B07 Pirc
4. K Cyfka vs Lagno  0-1332005European Championship (Women)B25 Sicilian, Closed
5. M Socko vs M Guseva 1-0312005European Championship (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. S Andriasyan vs Cmilyte  0-1632005European Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
7. N Kosintseva vs V Kryvoruchko 1-0372005European Championship (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
8. I Zakurdjaeva vs I Rajlich  ½-½532005European Championship (Women)C12 French, McCutcheon
9. A Skripchenko vs L Galojan  1-0652005European Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
10. M Calzetta vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½292005European Championship (Women)B33 Sicilian
11. C Peptan vs I Ionescu  1-0702005European Championship (Women)B01 Scandinavian
12. E Doluhanova vs L Javakhishvili  0-1492005European Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
13. S Matveeva vs Anna Wagener  1-0362005European Championship (Women)A81 Dutch
14. I Makka vs E Moser 1-0592005European Championship (Women)B33 Sicilian
15. E Sedina vs E Fakhiridou  ½-½532005European Championship (Women)C46 Three Knights
16. T Laesson vs M Michna  1-0552005European Championship (Women)A00 Uncommon Opening
17. K Kachiani-Gersinska vs I Ionica  1-0542005European Championship (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D Kika vs N Khurtsidze  0-1782005European Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. M Sebag vs D Hamelink  1-0342005European Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. A Dragomirescu vs T Kononenko  ½-½272005European Championship (Women)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. E Danielian vs C Moldovan  ½-½672005European Championship (Women)A14 English
22. E Mirzoeva vs I Turova ½-½832005European Championship (Women)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
23. E Paehtz vs M Bensdorp-De Labaca  1-0292005European Championship (Women)C11 French
24. K Dolzhykova vs C Foisor  1-0432005European Championship (Women)B40 Sicilian
25. J Jackova vs T Lematschko  ½-½472005European Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member Kateryna Lahno is the 2005 European Women's Chess Champion. Official site:

Also see the 2-game playoff between Lahno and runner-up Nadezhda Kosintseva here:

6th European Individual Women's Championship Playoffs Champi (2005)

Jun-28-05  jamesmaskell: Congratulations to Kateryna Lahno on her win. Lots of games to kibitz on too.....yey, christmas came early!
Jun-28-05  Knight13: There are no games kibitzed yet..... But soon there will. Anyway, Congratulations, Lahno.
Premium Chessgames Member Crafty is analyzing J Kochetkova vs D Hamelink, 2005 because of an interesting sacrifice. He should have something to say about it soon.

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